Mahindra & Mahindra has announced a recall for the diesel variant of its Thar SUV over a machine setting error that may have resulted in a camshaft issue. The company has recalled these vehicles proactively and will inspect and replace the camshaft on the affected vehicles. The recall affects 1,577 units of Thar manufactured between September 7, 2020 and December 25, 2020. If you are a owner of and suspect your vehicle may be affected by this recall, don’t worry — the company will get in touch with you in case your car is included in this recall.
In case your vehicle falls under the purview of this recall, you will have to bring in your Mahindra Thar diesel to an authorized Mahindra service Centre, where the car will be inspected. If the need for rectification is found, the company will also carry out repairs to address the problem. All of this will be free of charge to the owners, of course.
Now, a little bit about the issue that has compelled the company to issue the voluntary recall: Mahindra explained a machine setting error on specific dates at the supplier’s facility may have resulted in the camshafts of some engines of the diesel Thar being affected. So, in order to exercise caution and keep up with its quality standards, the company has initiated this voluntary recall.
The affected vehicles will be inspected by the company and the subsequent rectification will be made to the SUV free of cost. Mahindra will contact the customers individually so that the cars can be brought to the service station to get fixed. The recall of the Thar SUV is in compliance with SIAM’s voluntary code on vehicle recall.